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Accident: 70044.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Two Injured When Concrete Barrier Fa

Accident: 70044.015 -- Report ID: 0352400 -- Event Date: 01/16/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1019337.01501/16/2015Corman Construction, Inc.

At 2:30 p.m. on January 16, 2015, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a constr uction contractor on a highway repair project, were engaged in excavation work. Employee #1 was operating an excavator above the excavation. Employees #2 and #3 were working down in the excavation, which measured 7 feet 6 inches deep. Th ey were laying down Geotextile mesh when the excavator struck a concrete barrier that measured 32 inches tall by 22 inches wide by 12 feet long. The barrier fe ll into the excavation, striking and pinning down Employees #2 and #3. Emergenc y services were called to transport the three workers to the hospital. Employee #1 was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. He was determined to have sustained crushing injuries. Employees #2 and #3 were hospitalized and treated . Employee #2 had non-life-threatening leg and head injuries. Employee #3 was reported to have had an unspecified medical emergency, possibly a panic attack o r heart attack.

Keywords: asphyxiated, concrete, crushed, excavation, excavator, falling object, head, leg, pinned, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1019337.015 30 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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